The Boston Herald asks, “What kind of U.N. environmental ambassador builds a 20,000 square-foot home with a six-car garage, an elevator and a lagoon?”
But we ask a different question: What kind of boneheads hire a jetsetting supermodel as an environmental ambassador and actually expect her to act like something other than a jetsetting supermodel?
Turns out the boneheads are the United Nations and the supermodel is Gisele Bundchen.
Bundchen and New England Patriots quarterback husband Tom Brady’s new home in Brentwood, California has greens seeing red.
The Herald reports the environmental fumble:
“How big a space do two people need?” asked Philip Dowds, a Massachusetts Sierra Club official and professional architect. “A 20,000 square-foot house – the resources that it takes to put it together and the land that it needs, this just can’t happen anymore.”
According to photos taken by Los Angeles shooter Alec Byrne, who said he got a peek at the blueprints, the new West Coast lair of the Patriots/ star quarterback and his glam wife will feature amenities including:
- a wine bar and gallery
- a six-car garage
- a service kitchen and butler room
- a pool house and lagoon-shaped swimming pool and spa
- a recreation room with 19-foot ceiling.
And the manse will have an elevator – even though that seems to contradict environmental advice Bundchen offers on her own Web site to “take the stairs.”
“In addition to exercising, you save the electric power of the elevators,” she says on giselebundchen.com, which is currently festooned with references to Earth Day.
It’s not the first time Bundchen has taken flak for being less than fabulously energy efficient. Last year, shortly after being named to her U.N. post, the Herald’s Inside Track revealed the supermodel enjoys piloting a private helicopter.
Meanwhile, their new two-story Mediterranean-style home could end up costing the couple $21 million, according to estimates.
Far as we’re concerned, all would be forgiven if Bundchen would just do a nude photo shoot here at IHateTheMedia.com. C’mon, Gisele, we’re just a couple hours up the coast from Brentwood.
Nudity is natural. And being environmentalists of the highest order, we love nature.
Source: Boston Herald